Rajnath responds to China's concerns on border road, says 'no one can warn India'

A day after China sharply reacted to India's plans to construct a road network along the McMohan line in Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that 'no one can warn India'.

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014, 13:31 PM IST
Rajnath responds to China's concerns on border road, says 'no one can warn India'

New Delhi: A day after China sharply reacted to India's plans to construct a road network along the McMohan line in Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that 'no one can warn India'.

Expressing his views on China's reaction to border road issue, the Home Minister opined that India and China should sit together to resolve border dispute.

Rajnath's reaction comes after Beijing on Wednesday expressed serious concern over New Delhi mulling to build a wide stretch of roadways along the Chinese border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Indicating that China would not give up its claim on Arunachal Pradesh, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lie said, "We still need to verify the specifics. The boundary issue between China and India is left by colonial past. "We need to deal with this issue properly. There is a dispute about the eastern part of the China India border."

India's concerns arise out of extensive road, rail air network developed by China in Tibet which could play pivotal in moving the troops and equipment at a greater speed in the rugged Himalayan region.

Besides extensive highways, China's rail network came close to Sikkim border and Beijing has announced plans to build a new rail network up to Nyingchi which is close to the border of Arunachal Pradesh.

China has build about five airports in the Tibet region.